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Chidambaram hails CAPFs for helping conducting peaceful state assembly elections
Union Home Minister P. Chidambaram on Friday hailed the Central Armed Police Forces (CAPFs) for helping to conduct peaceful assembly elections in many states. ANI

Air India pilots still on strike, ready to go to jail
With the Air India pilots' strike set to enter its fourth day, the Indian Commercial Pilot Associations (ICPA) on Friday said that the agitating pilots are willing to go the jail. ANI

Anti-endosulfan shutdown hits normal life in Kerala
Activists of the Communist Party of India-Marxist (CPI-M)-led Left Democratic Front (LDF) demonstrated in Kerala's Kochi district on Friday seeking a countrywide ban on endosulfan pesticide by the Central government. ANI

Boeing India chief downplays rejection, hopeful of better deals in future
A day after India rejected Boeing's bid to sell fighter jets, the company's India chief put up a brave face on Friday saying the partnership with India went beyond just one deal and they were hopeful of clinching other deals in the future. ANI

RBI Governor meets Pranab Mukherjee ahead of policy review
Reserve Bank of India (RBI) Governor Duvvuri Subbarao on Friday met Union Finance Minister Pranab Mukherjee ahead of a policy review. ANI

Protest over Yaseen Malik's arrest turns violent in Jammu and Kashmir
The arrest of Jammu and Kashmir Liberation Front (JKLF) leader Mohammad Yaseen Malik sparked a violent protest in Srinagar on Friday. ANI

Pawan Hans to deploy two new choppers for Arunachal Pradesh
Pawan Hans Helicopter Services Limited (PHHL) Executive Director Sanjeev Bahl on Friday said that the company would deploy two new MI-172 helicopters in Arunachal Pradesh in December. ANI

CPI-M demands judicial probe into Purulia arms drop case
The Communist Party of India-Marxist (CPI-M) General Secretary Prakash Karat on Friday demanded a judicial inquiry into the Purulia arms drop case of 1995. ANI

Traffic at major ports to grow to 1214.82 million tonnes by 2020
The traffic at major ports in India is likely to grow to 1214.82 million tonnes by 2019-20, Union Shipping Ministry said on Friday.he traffic at non-major ports is expected to grow at a CAGR of 15.96 percent from the present level of 288.80 million tonnes to 1269.59 million tonnes by 2019-20. ANI

Anand Sharma calls for expansion of India-Morocco ties
Union Commerce and Industry Minister Anand Sharma met with Moroccan Trade Finance Minister Abdellatif Mazouz here today and discussed bilateral relations and economic cooperation. ANI

Anti-trafficking organization training trafficked girls, women
Apne Aap Women Worldwide India Trust, an anti-trafficking organization, has said it along with a network of small self-help groups and organizations has started training women and children affected by trafficking. ANI

Antony to review army's preparedness along western borders
Defence Minister A.K Antony will visit Rajasthan on Monday to review the operational preparedness of the Army along the Western borders. ANI

Govt. to continue efforts for workers' welfare: Mallikarjun Kharge
Union Labour and Employment Minister Mallikarjun Kharge on Friday reiterated that the government would continue efforts to promote the welfare of workers and provide all social security measures to the working class of organized as well as unorganized sectors. ANI

Congress has made PAC a joke: BJP
Asserting that only a member of the Opposition party can be the chief of Parliament's Public Accounts Committee (PAC), the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) on Friday charged the ruling Congress Party of making a joke of the committee probing the 2G spectrum scam. ANI

Air India threatens to sack pilots who do not return to work by 5 p.m. today
With the Air India pilots' strike entering its third day on Friday; the management of the national carrier warned that it will fire pilots who don't report to work by 5 p.m today. ANI

Pilots' strike: Special trains to clear extra rush
In order to clear extra rush of passengers due to pilots strike of Air India, the Ministry of Railways has decided to run special trains on important sectors. ANI

AOL News to cease creating content
AOL News will stop producing original content. ANI

Purulia arms drop controversy revives with Kim Davy accusing RAW
The latest expose in the 1995 Purulia arms drop case has triggered off a controversy with the Opposition Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) and the Left Party demanding that the government should disclose the classified documents relating to key accused Kim Davy and the huge consignment of arms he dropped in West Bengal's Purulia District. ANI

Supreme Court refuses to take up PIL on Lokpal Bill panel
The Supreme Court on Friday refused to go into a batch of Public Interest litigations (PIL) challenging constitutional validity of the notification on composition of a committee to draft the Jan Lokpal Bill. ANI

Dimapur hosts theater festival to infuse culture among Naga youth
With northeastern states leaving no stone unturned in their effort to preserve theater in their region, a month-long festival was recently organized here to make youth aware of their ancient traditions and culture. ANI

Supreme Court refuses to lift stay on criminal proceedings against Yeddyurappa
The Supreme Court on Friday rejected a petition challenging the Karnataka High Court's order staying criminal proceedings against Chief Minister B.S. Yeddyurappa in an alleged land grab case. ANI

Impeachment proceedings against Justice Dinakaran stayed
The Supreme Court on Friday stayed the pre-impeachment probe by a Rajya Sabha-appointed panel into allegations of judicial misconduct and corruption against Sikkim High Court Chief Justice P D Dinakaran. ANI

Tripura hosts bodybuilding competition for youth
Both beauty and brawn was much on display in Agartala, as men and women from all over the state competed in the 2010-11 state level championship of bodybuilding and weightlifting. ANI

Rongali Bihu celebrated with fervor in Assam
The sounds of drumbeats and cymbals thrilled the milieu as people celebrated the Rongali Bihu festival with utmost enthusiasm in Assam. ANI

Arunachal MP demands new copter on Guwahati-Tawang route
Lok Sabha member from Arunachal Pradesh, Takam Sanjoy, today demanded Pawan Hans Helicopter Services Limited (PHHL) to deploy a new chopper for the immediate resumption of service on the Guwahati-Tawang route. ANI

Mamata promises her own global Nandigram
Trinamool Congress (TMC) chief Mamata Banerjee has promised to transform Nandigram into an industrial park that would create thousands of jobs. ANI

Congress conduct at PAC meet a 'black day' for democracy: Gadkari
Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) President Nitin Gadkari has criticized the inappropriate behaviour of Congress lawmakers during the Public Accounts Committee (PAC) meeting on Thursday, saying their conduct could be termed a 'black day' for Indian democracy. ANI

Pilots still on strike, over 95 Air India flights cancelled
With the Air India pilots' strike entering its third day on Friday; over ninety-five flights have been cancelled while several others were delayed. ANI

UFLEX Ltd Q4 FY10-11 Net Profit Up 277% at Rs. 181 crore
--- The Expansion in Mexico to be completed by June, 2011 and produce 30000 TPA of PET film. --- The first phase of expansion in Egypt to produce 35000TPA of BOPP film commenced operations… Second phase under implementation, to commence by December, 2011 and produce 30000 TPA of PET film and 12000 MTS of CPP film Business Wire India

International Meet on Fire, Safety, Security Kicked off in Delhi Today
- New technologies introduced bring in new threats Business Wire India

Wave Inc Launches NCR’s Largest Integrated City Development – “Wave City” in Ghaziabad
• Wave City is being developed in 4,500 acres • The first phase will involve developing 1,671 acres of the project. The entire city will span across an area of 4,500 acres and is envisaged to be completed in 60 months. Wave Inc., the erstwhile Chadha Group, today launched Wave City, Ghaziabad Business Wire India

Wipro Technologies Feted with ‘Verizon 2010 Supplier Recognition’ Award
Wipro Technologies, the global Information Technology, Consulting and Outsourcing business of Wipro Limited (NYSE:WIT), has been feted with the coveted ‘Verizon Supplier Recognition’ Award in the ‘IT Products and Services’ category, for the year 2010, by Verizon Communications, a global leader in delivering broadband and other wireline and wireless communications services Business Wire India

Indian Film Maker Makes Waves Internationally with his Film on Mugabe
A path-breaking film by a young Indian filmmaker on Robert Mugabe’s rule has been featured as one of the Hot Picks of 2011 at Cannes (France), in the Factual Entertainment Section. Titled ‘Mugabe’s Zimbabwe’, the film has been signed up for worldwide commercial distribution by TVF International Business Wire India

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